William C. Bunce Travel Award

This award was established in honor of William C. Bunce, who served as the Director of the Kohler Art Library at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1966 to 1999. The award supports a Midstates chapter member’s professional development by providing supplemental funding to attend the ARLIS/NA annual conference or a related professional development experience. Only ARLIS/NA-Midstates Chapter members are eligible. Information about becoming a member of ARLIS/NA and the regional chapter is available at the ARLIS/NA website and at the Membership Tab of this website.


2019 William C. Bunce ARLIS/NA-Midstates Travel Award

The ARLIS/NA Midstates Chapter Travel Award Committee is pleased to announce that Carol Ng-He is the 2020 recipient of the Bunce Travel Award. Carol Ng-He is the Exhibits Coordinator at Arlington Heights Memorial Library in Arlington Heights, Illinois. This will be Carol’s first time attending the national conference and she will be co-presenting on an interactive panel titled “Put a Creative Spark in Your Leadership”. In addition to this session, she is co-facilitating the Diversity Forum as a member of the ARLIS/NA Diversity Committee, and will be leading the Exhibitions SIG as their coordinator.

Thank you to the members of the 2020 Travel Awards Committee: Mackenzie Salisbury, Greg Baise, and Terrie Wilson.


Information about applying for the 2020 award will be posted this fall.


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Recipients of the William C. Bunce/SEI ARLIS/NA-Midstates Travel Award:

  • 2019 Mackenzie Salisbury
  • 2018 Alyssa Vincent
  • 2017 Andrew Wang
  • 2016 Kendra Werst
  • 2015 Janelle Rebel
  • 2014 Amanda Meeks
  • 2013 Viveca Pattison Robichaud
  • 2012 Monica Lowe (SEI)
  • 2011 Amy Trendler
  • 2010 Jamie Lausch
  • 2009 Nicole Beatty
  • 2008 Meredith Kahn
  • 2007 Tom Hartmann
  • 2006 Sarah Carter
  • 2005 (no award granted)
  • 2004 Kathleen Lonbom